Data-Entry in a LiveCode form using the tab key

Jim Ault jimaultwins at
Sun Apr 17 15:59:27 EDT 2011

On Apr 17, 2011, at 11:11 AM, dunbarx at wrote:
> on tabKey
>  select the text of fld "yourNextField"
> end tabKey
> Put this in all the fields in your tab order and designate the one  
> to follow.
> Craig Newman
and using Craig's technique,
you can go to a 'next field' based on the user input in the current  
or any other field, or preferences chosen by the user.
   ... thus you will have smart tabbing.

There are some trickier ways of programming this, but simpler is  
usually better.

Jim Ault
Las Vegas
> -----Original Message-----
> From: EDWARD DENES <cathy1 at>
> To: use-livecode at
> Sent: Sat, Apr 16, 2011 7:16 pm
> Subject: Data-Entry in a LiveCode form using the tab key
>         I have constructed a form in LiveCode; I want to complete  
> the data entry in each field by using the tab key.  Is there a way  
> to reconfigure the "tab sequence" of fields so that as one tabs and  
> then types in the data, one progresses through each field  
> sequentially throughout the form?

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